VENLO : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Martinustoren
   Grote Kerkstraat at Kleine Kerkstraat
   Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.37092, E 6.17166
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*Carillonist:

   Marcel Siebers   (A)
   Marienweerd 16
   NL-5431 GL  Cuijk
   T: 485/31 57 68
   E: siebersbells/@/home DOTnl
*Past carillonneurs:
   1959-79 Jacq. Boermans
   1979-97 Carlo van Ulft   (A)

*Contact:

   RK Parochie Sint-Martinus
   Grote Kerstraat 28
   NL-5911 CH  Venlo
   T: 077/3512439   F: 077/3200761
   E: stmartinus/@/home DOTnl

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1430-1530;
   summer series Sat &/or Sun in Jul-Aug.

*Remarks:

   An older carillon was destroyed by
   bombing in WW II (Nov.1944).  Four
   swinging basses (C,Es,F,G) cast 1952.
   The playing room and bell chamber are
   visible via video system.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 53 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    C G   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1999
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1959, the instrument was begun with 48 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E37S4 
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   40 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Parish Website has a history of the church and city towers plus a photo gallery with 4 photos of the tower.

The carillonneur's page about this tower (in Dutch); his Photo page includes bells and keyboards of all his towers plus several others.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Limburg.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/01/20
*Photos:

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